Articles by Wendeen Eolis

Gaming/Poker Articles

AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION V. POKER STARS

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper March 13, 2013 Unlikely collaborations as well as predictable conflicts have marked the relationship between Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Harrahs) and PokerStars (Rational Group) since the enactment of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. For the moment the collaborations seem like bygones. The American Gaming […]
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POKERSTARS AND CAESARS: WHAT IS THE SCORE?

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper March 12, 2013 A complicated relationship between Rational Group (PokerStars) and Caesars Entertainment has begun to reveal itself in earnest in recent weeks with an eclectic crowd of movers and shakers surrounding the players at the top of their respective pyramids. The two companies, with assistance from […]
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ONLINE POKER FORUMS: WINDING THROUGH THE MAZE

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper February 26, 2013 The history of Internet-based poker forums is as instructive as it is colorful, from its raw roots in the late 1980s at a forum dominated by zealous blackjack counters and systematic craps players to the latest debates by legal experts fueled by Howard Lederer’s storytelling […]
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CAN A COURT TURN LAW UPSIDE DOWN ON POKER PLAYERS?

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper December 6, 2012 Poker players WILL appeal for rehearing in South Carolina’s Supreme Court guilty ruling against a low stakes un-raked home game in Mount Pleasant v. Chimento. So you thought that online poker players had it tough when Full Tilt Poker bellied up! What do you think […]
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POKER SKILL ARGUMENT FALLS ON ITS FACE AGAIN

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper December 4, 2012 After two years of silence in the case of the Town of Mount Pleasant v. Chimento, the South Carolina Supreme Court finally reached a decision. On November 21, 2012, the Court found a group of poker players (who had convened regularly in an un-raked low […]
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BLACK FRIDAY … KICKING THE BALL DOWN THE COURT

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper November 20, 2012 Early in the morning of July 28th the shot heard ’round the poker world was short, sweet, and accurate — but incomplete. A three way deal had been inked hours earlier by PokerStars (Stars), Full Tilt Poker (FTP), and the United States Department of […]
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FULL TILT POKER: REORGANIZING THE LEDERER FILES!

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper October 9, 2012 After sitting in the hot seat during two separate interviews with poker media last month, Howard Lederer, a former director and the best known voice of Full Tilt Poker (FTP) had enough. Lederer had enjoyed the stature of Big Man on Campus in the […]
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LEDERER: HAS HE COME TO HIS SENSES TOO LATE?

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper October 1, 2012 Until Howard Lederer, former president and member of the Board of Directors of Full Tilt Poker (FTP) took interviews at Pokernews.com and twoplustwo.com, earlier this month, and then backed out of a third one planned with poker writer diamond flush, he avoided penetrating scrutiny […]
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HOWARD LEDERER … CURRENT ASPIRATION

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper September 25, 2012 In the weeks before the United States Department of Justice swooped in to crack down on online poker with deadening force, by all outward appearances, Full Tilt Poker was at the top of its game. New offerings were popping up continuously, and Howard Lederer’s […]
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JUDGE WEINSTEIN SAYS…

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper September 11, 2012 Since the United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ), announcement revising its position on the 1961 Wire Act, by exempting online poker from federal prosecution thereunder, the gaming industry nationwide has begun to see online poker and other online casino games as the coming of a […]
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